Category Archives: Blues

Songs About Morning

Morning is one of those times between. Break of day elicits many emotions as it’s always a new start. Those occurrences that affect the heart have always been prime fodder for words and music so we’ve reached into the song bin from the past century for a theme for this morning: morning. Tune in for some classics and some not-so-knowns. We’ve got Baez and Dylan, Dearie and Day, Bromberg and Kottke, McDowell and Leadbelly, all with a tune to spin about morning. And we’ll also take you into a pop-themed set featuring Frankie’s classic “In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning”. Tune in.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Joe Turner Morning, Noon And Night Big Joe Turner: The Definitive Blues Collection [[Disc 2]] Amazon
3Billie Holiday Good Morning Heartache Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
4Blossom Dearie A Fine Spring Morning Four Classic Albums Plus (Blossom Dearie / Plays For Dancing / Give Him The Ooh-La-La / Once Upon A Summertime) (Digitally Remastered) Amazon
5Louis Jordan Early In The Morning Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
6Dean Martin & Helen O'Connell How D'ya Like Your Eggs In the Morning? Make Love With Amazon
7Doris Day I Got The Sun In The Morning Complete Doris Day With Les Brown [Disc 2] Amazon
8Gillian Welch One Morning Hell Among the Yearlings Amazon
9Gram Parsons We'll Sweep Out The Ashes In The Morning G.P. / Grievous Angel Amazon
10Bob Dylan Meet Me in the Morning Blood on the Tracks Amazon
11Jesse Colin Young Morning Sun Jesse Colin Young Classics Volume 1 Amazon
12Ian & Sylvia Early Morning Rain Greatest Hits Amazon
13Irma Thomas Early In The Morning Simply Grand Amazon
14Joan Baez One Too Many Mornings Baez Sings Dylan Amazon
15Joni Mitchell Chelsea Morning Hits Amazon
16David Bromberg I Like To Sleep Late In The Morning The Player: A Retrospective Amazon
17The South Street Trio Cold Morning Shout Before The Blues: Early American Black Music Scene (Vol. 2) Amazon
18Lead Belly Good Morning Blues Roots of the Blues, Vol. 2 Amazon
19K.C. Douglas Woke Up This Morning Mercury Blues Amazon
20Julius Daniels Can't Put A Bridle On That Mule This Morning When The Sun Goes Down: Walk Right In – The Secret Story Of Rock & Roll Amazon
21Mississippi Fred McDowell Woke Up This Morning With My Mind on Jesus The First Recordings Amazon
22Rev. Anderson Johnson Death in the Morning Goodbye, Babylon – Judgment [Disc 3] Amazon
23Frank Sinatra In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning Sinatra 80th: All the Best Disc 2 Amazon
24Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood Some Velvet Morning Nancy & Lee Amazon
25Margaret Whiting Good Morning Mister Echo Complete Capitol Hits of Margaret Whiting Amazon
26John Hartford Morning Bugle Morning Bugle Amazon
27Hank Snow Colorado Country Morning I'm Still Movin' On [Disc 2] Amazon
28Grandpa Jones It's Raining Here This Morning (Remake) Hillbilly Bop 'n' Boogie: King/Federal Roots of Rockabilly 1944 – 56 Amazon
29Shorty Long Good Night Cincinnati, Good Morning Tennessee Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
30Billy Fair Boogie In The Morning Stompin' 22 – Crazed Rhythm 'N' Blues Pounders! Amazon
31Muddy Waters Good Morning School Girl Folk Singer Amazon

Ships Upon the Sea

A wayfaring lot…music that touches on seafaring tragedies, punctuated by the loss of that most famous of them all: the HMS Titanic. This week’s show will focus on music that commemorated the ships that were lost at sea; tragedies that were headlines around the world; songs of the seafaring life and the sailors and crew that were a part of it.  The stories are told in songs from the wells of tradition. We’ll hear from Frank Hutchison, Papa Harvey Hull, Pink Anderson, The Dillards and Dan Zanes. We’ll also hear some classic maritime music from the Smithsonian catalogs. Blues, country, folk, and so much more…all celebrating those ships upon the sea and the ones we lost along the way.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bob Gibson Titanic Joy Joy! The Young and Wonderful Bob Gibson Amazon
3Rory Block Titanic (When That Great Ship Went Down) Confessions of A Blues Singer Amazon
4Pink Anderson The Ship Titanic Gospel, Blues, and Street Songs Amazon
5Charley Jordan Titanic Blues Charley Jordan Volume 2 1931-1934 Amazon
6Hi Henry Brown Titanic Blues 21 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol. 10 Amazon
7Bessie Jones And Group The Titanic Alan Lomax Collection Sampler Amazon
8Papa Harvey Hull & "Long Cleve" Reed Sinking Of The Titanic Never Let The Same Bee Sting You Twice Amazon
9Richard (Rabbit) Brown Sinking Of The Titanic Times Ain't Like They Used To Be – Volume 1 Amazon
10Lead Belly Titanic The Definitive Leadbelly [Disc 3] – Leaving Blues Amazon
11Frank Hutchison The Last Scene Of The Titanic If You Take Me Back Amazon
12Clyde Spencer And Harry Fannin The Sinking Of The Titanic Folksongs Of Another America: Field Recordings From The Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 [Disc 1] Amazon
13Tom Darby & Jimmie Tarlton After The Sinking Of The Titanic On The Banks Of A Lonely River Amazon
14Roy Acuff The Great Titanic compliments of grimriper2u@yahoo.com Amazon
15Woody Guthrie When That Great Ship Went Down This Land Is Your Land: The Asch Recordings Vol. 1 Amazon
16Ralph Stanley Storms Are On The Ocean [Album Version] A Distant Land To Roam: Songs Of The Carter Family Amazon
17Gordon Lightfoot The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald Songbook [Box Set] Disc 3 Amazon
18Jimmie Driftwood The Ship That Never Returned Americana, Vol. 3 Amazon
19Little Jimmy Dickens When The Ship Hit The Sand The Essential "Little" Jimmy Dickens Amazon
20Arlo Guthrie with The Dillards The Sinking of the Ruben James Thirty Two Cents Postage Due Amazon
21June Carter Cash Sinking in the Lonesome Sea Wildwood Flower Amazon
22Ashley Monroe The Storms Are On The Ocean Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited Amazon
23Cowboy Copas A Thousand Miles of Ocean Settin' Flat On Ready Amazon
24Red Allen Out on the Ocean Lonesome and Blue: The Complete County Recordings Amazon
25The Country Gentlemen Take Me In A Lifeboat The Early Rebel Recordings [Disc 2] Amazon
26Dan Zanes Across The Western Ocean Parades And Panoramas: 25 Songs Collected By Carl Sandburg For The American Songbag Amazon
27The Dicey Doh Singers The Sloop John B. Classic Maritime Music Amazon
28Sam Eskin Clear Away the Track and Let the Bullgine Run Classic Maritime Music Amazon
29Henry Morrison & St. Simon's Island Singers I'm Gonna Sail Like A Ship On The Ocean Sounds of the South [Disc 3] – Negro Church Music & White Spirituals Amazon
30Louis Prima & Keely Smith Barnacle Bill The Sailor Breaking It Up! Amazon

Free Form – Roll Like a Big Wheel

We mix it up once again. Nothing like ending the week on a high note, a low note, and just the right mix of jazz, pop, rock, country, bluegrass, and R&B. You know it won’t stop there because if it’s one thing we do well is find all that is good in between the boards. Join Dave Stroud for music featuring tracks from The Boswell Sisters, Red Foley, Julia Lee, The Prisonaires, Mose Allison, and John Prine. Friday mornings in West County … where we kick off the weekend on the stream our hearts out!

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Joan Osborne Roll Like A Big Wheel Bring It On Home Amazon
3The Mills Brothers Cherry (L. Armstrong) The Mills Brothers Golden G'ts(3) Amazon
4Les Paul & The Andrews Sisters Rumors Are Flying (Single Version) Trio's Complete Decca Recordings Plus (1936-47) [Disc 2] Amazon
5Louis Jordan Hungry Man Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
6Tommy Dorsey & His Orchestra Shout, Brother, Shout – (featuring The Five Tones) Not So Quiet Please Amazon
7The Prisonaires Just Walking in the Rain Sun Ballads 1953-62 Amazon
8Mose Allison Lost Mind Allison Wonderland Anthology [Disc 1] Amazon
9Dinah Washington Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby? Verve Unmixed Amazon
10Julia Lee When Jennie Does That Lowdown Dance Kansas City Star [Disc 5] Amazon
11Nellie Lutcher Let Me Tell You 'Bout The Guy Nellie Lutcher & Her Rhythm [Disc 4] Amazon
12Boswell Sisters Put That Sun Back In the Sky Boswell Sisters Amazon
13Red Foley & The Andrews Sisters I Want To Be With You Always Hillbilly Fever [Disc 3] Amazon
14The Andrews Sisters Pistol Packin' Mama Golden Age of the Andrews Sisters [Disc 1] Amazon
15Junior Brown Where Has All the Money Gone? Down Home Chrome Amazon
16Merle Haggard Mama Tried The Lonesome Fugitive: The Merle Haggard Anthology 1963-1977 [Disc 1] Amazon
17Ella Mae Morse w/Big Dave and His Orchestra Down In Mexico Barrell House Boogie and the Blues Amazon
18Santiago Jimenez Ay Te Dejo En San Antonio Theme Time Radio Hour with Your Host Bob Dylan [Disc 2] Amazon
19Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Havana Moon Levon Helm & The RCO All-Stars Amazon
20Levon Helm Tennessee Jed Electric Dirt Amazon
21Grateful Dead Dire Wolf Workingman's Dead Amazon
22Graham Parker Sugaree Your Country Amazon
23Jim Lauderdale The Night The Moon Fell Down Carolina Moonshine Amazon
24Jimmy Martin 20/20 Vision Jimmy Martin & The Sunny Mountain Boys 1954-1974 [Disc 1] Amazon
25Hank Williams Cold, Cold Heart 24 Greatest Amazon
26John Prine Summers End The Tree of Forgiveness Amazon
27Billie Holiday Gloomy Sunday Ken Burns Jazz Amazon
28Lula Reed I'll Drown In My Own Tears The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
29Effie Smith Water, Water The Best Of Bob Dylan's Theme Time Radio Hour Vol 2 Amazon
30Mildred Jones Mr. Thrill Warming By The Devils Fire – A Film By Charles Burnett Amazon
31T-Bone Walker Cold Cold Feeling Electric Blues – Part 1: Beginnings 1939-1954 Amazon
32Jo Stafford Shrimp Boats Your Hit Parade – 1951 Amazon
33Louis Armstrong The Music Goes Round And Around [Single Version] Rhythm Saved The World Amazon

Deeper Mississippi John Hurt

Join us as we peer into the music of Mississippi John Hurt, performed by contemporary artists with some bits and pieces of his own music. We’ll also feature some fragments from the original interview conducted by Tom Hoskins in 1963 after some simple sleuthing, in the town of Avalon not far from Hurt’s boyhood home of Teoc, Mississippi. The story of his rediscovery after the sixties folk revival (and Harry Smith’s original Anthology of American Folk Music) is legend. Sit back on a Friday morning and listen in for some of the great music of the minstrel from Teoc

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2Bruce Cockburn Avalon, My Home Town Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
3Jesse Colin Young Creole Belle Together Amazon
4John Oates Spike Driver Blues Arkansas Amazon
5Doc & Merle Watson Got the Blues (Can't Be Satisfied) Live & Pickin' Amazon
6Bill Morrissey Avalon Blues The Essential Collection Amazon
7Taj Mahal Frankie And Albert The Best Of Taj Mahal Amazon
8John Hiatt I'm Satisfied Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
9David Johansen Let The Mermaids Flirt With Me Shaker Amazon
10Dave Van Ronk Spike Driver Blues Two Sides of Dave Van Ronk Amazon
11Rhiannon Giddens The Angels Laid Him Away Freedom Highway Amazon
12JL Stiles Trouble I Had All My Days Solo Sessions Amazon
13Taj Mahal Satisfied 'N' Tickled Too The Essential Taj Mahal Amazon
14Chris Smither Tribute to Mississippi John Hurt Honeysuckle Dog Amazon
15John Fahey Requiem for John Hurt Essential John Fahey Amazon
16Big Bill Broonzy Frankie And Johnny Classic African-American Ballads (Smithsonian Folkways) Amazon
17Ben Harper Sliding Delta Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
18Bettye LaVette Nobody's Dirty Business American Epic: The Sessions [Disc 2] Amazon
19Mike Dowling Blue Harvest Blues The Blues Ain't News Amazon
20Rory Block Candy Man Avalon: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
21Lucinda Williams Angels Laid Him Away Avalon Blues: A Tribute To Mississippi John Hurt Amazon
22Dave Alvin With Dean Schlabowske Louis Collins The Executioners Last Songs, Volume 2 Amazon
23Mississippi John Hurt Chicken Best Of Mississippi John Hurt [Live] Amazon
24John Oates My Creole Belle Arkansas Amazon
25Doc & Merle Watson Stack O'lee Ballads From Deep Gap Amazon
26Mississippi John Hurt Avalon Blues Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
27Spuyten Duyvil Make Me A Pallet Social Hour Music Amazon

Early Gospel Blues

Gospel music informed much of the music from the early century and the blues took it’s soul and inspiration from many passages. Numerous street corner buskers promoted the scripture and many, like Blind Willie Johnson, Gary Davis, Oda Mae Terrell, and Mother McCollum were known as musical evangelists in addition to their place in the church. And the spirituals also informed the music of Blind Boy Fuller, Charley Patton, Barbecue Bob, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and so many early blues men and women. We’ll sample a few and take our Friday evening show with some reverence and grit.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Washington Phillips Denomination Blues – Part 1 Preachin' The Gospel – Holy Blues Amazon
3Mississippi John Hurt Praying On The Old Camp Ground Avalon Blues: The Complete 1928 OKeh Recordings Amazon
4Mother McCollum Jesus Is My Air-O-Plane Guitar Evangelists (1928-1951) Amazon
5Mother McCollum Oh Lord I'm Your Child Guitar Evangelists (1928-1951) Amazon
6Blind Lemon Jefferson He Arose From The Dead The Complete Classic Sides Remastered: Atlanta & Chicago 1926 [Disc 2] Amazon
7Blind Joe Taggart And Joshua White Scandalous And A Shame (Pm 12780, 20942-4) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 2 (1928-1932) Amazon
8Sam Collins I Want To Be Like Jesus In My Heart Complete Recorded Works 1927-31 Amazon
9Barbecue Bob When The Saints Go Marching In Complete Recorded Works Vol 1 Amazon
10Blind Willie Johnson I'm Gonna Run To The City Of Refuge Preachin' The Gospel – Holy Blues Amazon
11Charley Patton Lord I'm Discouraged Blues Images Presents: 1920's Blues Classics Vol.14 Amazon
12Bukka White I Am In the Heavenly Way Masters Of The Delta Blues: The Friends Of Charlie Patton Amazon
13Bo Weavil Jackson (Sam Butler) Heaven Is My View Backwoods Blues (1926-1935) Amazon
14Lil McClintock Sow Good Seeds 21 Classic Blues Songs From The 1920's Vol. 10 Amazon
15Blind Nesbit Gussie Pure Religion Vol. 2-(1929-34) Amazon
16Blind Gussie Nesbit Canaan's Land When I Reach That Heavenly Shore: Unearthly Black Gospel 1926 – 1936 Amazon
17Skip James Jesus Is a Mighty Good Leader Complete Early Recordings Amazon
18Blind Boy Fuller Precious Lord Heart Ease Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.55) Amazon
19Blind Boy Fuller Must Have Been My Jesus Heart Ease Blues (The Blues Collection Vol.55) Amazon
20Josh White Jesus Gonna Make Up My Dying Bed Preachin' The Gospel – Holy Blues Amazon
21Josh White Lord, I Want To Die Easy Complete Recorded Works 1929-1940 Vol. 2 Amazon
22Blind Willie McTell I Got Religion I'm So Glad (w/ Kate McTell) The Classic Years: 1933 – 1935 New York " Chicago Amazon
23Bull City Red I Feel Like Shoutin' Blues And Gospel From The Eastern States (1935-1944) Amazon
24Memphis Minnie Let Me Ride Memphis Minnie – Queen of Country Blues, 1929 – 1937 [Disc 4] Amazon
25Brownie McGhee Done What My Lord Said The Complete Brownie McGhee [Disc 2] Amazon
26Jimpson & Group No More My Lord Parchman Farm: Photographs And Field Recordings: 19471959 Amazon
27Sister O. M. Terrell God's Little Birds Country Gospel 1946-1953 Amazon
28Rev. Gary Davis Get Right Church Gospel, Blues, and Street Songs Amazon
29Reverend Gary Davis I Am The Light Of This World Harlem Street Singer Amazon
30Blind Willie McTell Lord Have Mercy If You Please Pig 'n Whistle Red Amazon
31Sister Rosetta Tharpe Everybody's Gonna Have A Wonderful Time Up There Vol. 3-1946-47 Complete Record Amazon
32Sister Rosetta Tharpe Saviour Don't Pass Me By Complete Recorded Works, 1938 – 1944; Volume 1 Amazon
33Big Joe Williams King Jesus Shake Your Boogie Amazon

Free Form – Old Records

Old records are honored…as they are each week. The 33s, the 45s, and the 78s…all forms, all speeds. We’ll take a musical trip back to the dawn of doo wop, head to the border for an encounter with el toro relajo, visit the Big Broadcast sounds of early radio and hotel orchestras including Ted Weems and the Sunshine Boys. We’ll also gear up for a classic 1914 recording by the piano genius Felix Arndt. Arthur Alexander, Los Lobos, Tampa Red, and Left Frizzell also join in…just for you on a free form Friday morning on Deeper Roots.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Irma Thomas Old Records If You Want It, Come and Get It Amazon
3Lewis Bronzeville Five Natchez Mississippi Blues The Dawn Of Doo-Wop Vol. 1 Amazon
4Leon Redbone Sweet Lorraine Any Time Amazon
5Los Lobos Goodnight My Love El Cancionero: Mas y Mas (2 of 4) Amazon
6The Treniers Good Rockin' Tonight They Rock! They Roll! They Swing! Amazon
7The Larks Rockin' in the Rocket Room Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
8The Swallows Roll, Roll, Pretty Baby Rhythm 'N' Blues: Early Doo Wop 1943-55, vol. 1 Amazon
9Irma Thomas Girl Needs Boy Soul Queen of New Orleans Amazon
10Norah Jones How Many Times Have You Broken My Heart? The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams [LP/CD] Amazon
11Arthur Alexander Every Day I Have to Cry Lonely Just Like Me: The Final Chapter Amazon
12Arthur Alexander Anna The Craft of Music, Vol. 2 Amazon
13Ry Cooder w/Jim Dickinson Texas Bop The Border/Alamo Bay Amazon
14The Mavericks Hey Tonight (Bonus) Quiero Creedence Amazon
15The Texas Tornados Little Bit Is Better Than Nada 4 Aces Amazon
16Don Santiago Jimenez Sr Ay Te Deja San Antonio Bob Dylan Presents: Radio Radio, Theme Time Radio Hour, Vol. 1 Amazon
17Linda Ronstadt El Toro Relajo (The Troublesome Bull) Mas Canciones Amazon
18Dwight Yoakam This Time This Time Amazon
19Lefty Frizzell Just Can't Live That Fast (Any More) Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 2 – Legends Of Honky Tonk Amazon
20Charlie Walker Pick Me Up On Your Way Down Hillbilly Fever: Vol. 2 – Legends Of Honky Tonk Amazon
21Tex Russell & His Hollywood Cowboys What It Means To Be Blue Kings Of Western Swing, Vol. 2 Amazon
22Felix Arndt Desecration Rag The Big Broadcast vol. 9 Amazon
23The Sunshine Boys It's Unanimous 1929-1931 – The Complete Set Amazon
24Ted Weems & His Orchestra From Saturday Night Till Monday Morning The Complete Ted Weems and His Orchestra Vol. 2 (1926-1928) Amazon
25Danny Kaye Civilization Danny Kaye The Best of Amazon
26Tampa Red Shake It Up a Little The Bluebird Recordings (1934-1936) Amazon
27Louis Armstrong & All His Stars The Younger Generation When you're smiling Amazon
28Louis Armstrong A Kiss To Build A Dream On Wonderful World Of Louis Armstrong – Demo Amazon
29Bob Dylan The Love That Faded The Lost Notebooks of Hank Williams [LP/CD] Amazon
30Charlie Louvin Knoxville Girl (w. Will Oldham) Charlie Louvin Amazon
31Vince Gill Randall Knife This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark Disc 2 Amazon
32Modern Hicks Wings Of A Dove Tornado Alley Amazon
33Freddie King Lonesome Whistle Blues Ultimate Collection Amazon

Superstition

Superstition and luck are the topics for our theme show on a Friday night in Sonoma County on community radio. Deeper Roots explores those superstitious topics of charms, clovers, black cats, and numerology this week.  Join Dave Stroud for blues from the Wolf, Lucille Bogan, and Albert King; county star power from Skeets McDonald, Ernest Tubb, and Elvis; plus a lot of special treats including tracks from Bill Wyman’s Rhythm Kings, Casey Bill Weldon, Joe Barry, and Larry Campbell. We’ll also be wishing on star power from Cliff Edwards and Petra Haden…and four leaf clover luck from Nick Lucas, Bill Haley, and Al Miller. From the turn of the century to a couple of contemporary sounds.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Chris Thomas King Superstitious Blues Me, My Guitar and the Blues Amazon
3Ernest Tubb Since That Black Cat Passed My Path Yodelling Mad! The Best Of Country Yodelling Vol 1 Amazon
4Howlin' Wolf I Ain't Superstitious Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 3] Amazon
5Casey Bill Weldon Jinx Blues Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon
6Lucille Bogan Superstitious Blues (Hooch House Blues) Complete Recorded Works – Volume 2 Amazon
7Al Miller I Found A Four Leaf Clover (BP 8047, 12923-A) The Rise & Fall of Paramount Records, Volume 1 (1917-1927) Amazon
8Bobby "Blue" Bland Friday The 13th Child His California Album Amazon
9Stevie Wonder Superstition Talking Book Amazon
10Dr. John I Been Hoodood Definitive Pop Collection Amazon
11Louis Jordan Somebody Done Hoodooed The Hoodoo Man Jivin' With Jordan Amazon
12Al Reed Hoodoo The Ultimate Rockin' Halloween Party (American Horror Songs 1930s – 1950s) Amazon
13Harold Melvin & The Blue Notes Bad Luck If You Don't Know Me By Now Amazon
14Dusty Springfield Spooky Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels Amazon
15Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings Spooky Anyway The Wind Blows Amazon
16Bill Frisell & Petra Haden When You Wish Upon A Star Petra Haden And Bill Frisell Amazon
17Robert Johnson Wish Upon A Star Close Personal Friend Amazon
18Koko Taylor Born Under a Bad Sign The Best of Koko Taylor Amazon
19Larry Campbell Bad Luck Charm Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams Amazon
20Elvis Presley Good Luck Charm Elvis' Golden Records (Volume 3) Amazon
21Joe Barry Four Leaf Clover I'm a Fool to Care: The Complete Recordings 1958-1977, Vol. 1 Amazon
22Bill Haley Four Leaf Clover Blues Rock 'N' Roll Arrives CD1 Amazon
23Nick Lucas I'm Looking Over a Four-Leaf Clover Tip-Toe Thru' the Tulips Amazon
24Skeets McDonald Looking At The Moon And Wishing On A Star Skeets McDonald – One Classic Album & Singles Collection Amazon
25Cliff Edwards When You Wish upon a Star 40 Your Hit Parade Amazon
26War Spill the Wine Remember the Titans: An Original Walt Disney Motion Picture Soundtrack (2000 Film) Amazon
27Johnny Otis & Marci Lee Casting My Spell on You Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon
28Albert King Born Under A Bad Sign Stax 50th Anniversary Celebration [Disc 1] Amazon
29William Bell Born Under A Bad Sign This Is Where I Live Amazon
30Billy Boy Arnold Cell No. 13 Blues Billy Boy Arnold Sings: Big Bill Broonzy Amazon
31Brownie McGhee Secret Mojo Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon
32Screamin' Jay Hawkins I Put a Spell on You Blues, Blues, Hoodoo, Halloween – Scary Blues & Jazz 1925-1961 Amazon

Rockin’ Rhythm & Gospel

We gravitate towards gospel because it’s roots are so entwined with virtually every form of music we feature on Deeper Roots; so we’ll revisit the sound once more. However, in this episode we’ll focus on the rock and rhythm inspiration…gospel performances that were more worldliness than holiness. Jesus Rocked The Jukebox is the name of an album that we’ve leaned on in this episode and expanded from there with examples of over-the-top performances in the key of the sacred but with the pounding rhythmic syncopation of the secular. Join Dave Stroud as he pulls out the stop with the likes of The Dixie Hummingbirds, The Detroiters, The Highway QCs, Fannie Bell Chapman, and a host of others. Breathtaking gospel for a Friday evening in Sonoma County.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Pilgrim Travelers After While (Take 8) Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
3The Detroiters Let Jesus Lead You Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
4The Dixie Hummingbirds Jesus Children of America 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon
5The Swan Silvertones Trouble In My Way Love Lifted Me Amazon
6The Dixie Hummingbirds Trouble In My Way The History of Black Gospel Volume 6 Amazon
7Lou Rawls & The Chosen Gospel Singers Walk With Me Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
8The Original Blind Boys People Don't Sing Like They Used To Sing Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
9The Blind Boys Of Alabama He's Alright Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
10Fannie Bell Chapman He's My Rock, My Sword, My Shield Fire In My Bones : Raw + Rare + Otherworldly African-American Gospel, 1944-2007 Amazon
11The Chosen Gospel Singers Ananais Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
12The Chosen Gospel Singers Trouble Of This World's Condition I Heard The Angels Singing : Electrifying Black Gospel From The Nashboro Label 1951-1983 Amazon
13Rosa Shaw On The Highway Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
14Sister Emily Bram Each Day Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
15Sister Rosetta Tharpe Up Above My Head There's Music In The Air Gospel Train Amazon
16Sister Rosetta Tharpe Rock Me Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel, Vol. 3 Amazon
17Lucky Millinder/Sister Rosetta Tharpe Shout, Sister, Shout! The Gospel of Blues Amazon
18The Staple Singers Wade In The Water Freedom Highway Amazon
19The Staple Singers Jacob's Ladder Freedom Highway Amazon
20The Golden Gate Quartet Wade In The Water (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
21Gospel Hummingbirds Pray On Taking Flight Amazon
22The Highway QC'S Walk with Me Great Gospel – People Get Ready Amazon
23The Highway Q.C.'s The Way Up The Hill Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
24Brother John Sellers He's My Rock Smithsonian Folkways: Classic African American Gospel Amazon
25The Swan Silvertones My Rock Jubilation! Great Gospel Performances: Vol. 2: More Black Gospel Amazon
26Roberta Martin And The Roberta Martin Singers Rock My Soul Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel, 1945-1958 Amazon
27Gospel Silhouettes Rock In A Weary Land Powerhouse Gospel Vol 1 Amazon
28The Swan Silvertones Sinner Man Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
29Gospel Supremes Sinner Man Local Customs: Downriver Revival Amazon
30Silvertone Quintet Stand By Me Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
31Mary Deloatch The Lord's Gospel Train Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
32Roscoe Robinson With Huey Brown & The Silver Quintette Sinner's Crossroads Nuggets Of The Golden Age Of Gospel 1945-1958 Amazon
33The Harmonizing Four Hallelujah Jesus Rocked The Jukebox: Small Group Black Gospel (1951-1965) Amazon
34The Staple Singers Will The Circle Be Unbroken Folk, Gospel & Blues Will The Circle Be Unbroken Disk 2 Amazon
35The Dixie Hummingbirds Christian's Automobile 20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection: The Best of the Dixie Hummingbirds Amazon

Elvis’ Roots

The influence of gospel, blues, country, and tradition has always informed the music of Elvis…and while we’re not digging too far into the later works, we’ll go sit with Elvis on the sofa with our ears to the Victrola and the crackling of WDIA Memphis and the smattering of black blues and gospel over the air. We’ll hear The Carters, Jimmy Reed, Smiley Lewis, Little Junior Parker, Mahalia Jackson, and a couple dozen more in this episode. Keep an ear out for some rare recordings including those whose meager popularity evaporated once Elvis went on to cover them. Names like Joe Dowell, The Eagles (not the LA band), Deacon Tom Foger, and Charlie Blackwell bely their contributions to the Elvis catalog.

No.
1Artist Title Album Buy
2Big Mama Thornton Hound Dog Blues Classics '27_'69 [Disc 2] Amazon
3Bill Monroe And His Bluegrass Boys Blue Moon Of Kentucky Columbia Country Classics Volume 1: The Golden Age Amazon
4Ernest Tubb I Love You Because The Texas Troubadour ([Disc 2] – Slippin' Around (The Hits Vol.2) Amazon
5Gene Austin Love Letters In The Sand A Time To Relax Amazon
6Eddy Arnold It's a Sin Country & Western Hit Parade 1947 Amazon
7Red Foley Old Shep Tennessee Saturday Night Amazon
8The Lone Star Cowboys Just Because East Virginia Blues (When The Sun Goes Down Series) Amazon
9The Carter Family I'm Working On A Building The Carter Family: 1927-1934 [Disc 5] Amazon
10Deacon Tom Foger & The Camp Meeting Choir Working On The Building Powerhouse Gospel Amazon
11Kokomo Arnold Milk Cow Blues Blues Classics: '27_'69 [Disc 1] Amazon
12Arthur Gunter Baby Let's Play House The Best Of Excello Records Amazon
13Jimmy Reed Big Boss Man The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
14Jimmy Reed Baby What You Want Me To Do The Very Best of Jimmy Reed Amazon
15Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
16Arthur Big Boy Crudup So Glad You're Mine Rock Me Mama (The Blues Collection Vol.47) Amazon
17Little Junior Parker Mystery Train Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Little Richard Long Tall Sally Specialty Profiles: Larry Williams Amazon
19Chuck Berry Promised Land The Chess Box Disc 2 Amazon
20Lloyd Price Lawdy Miss Clawdy Doctors Professors Kings & Queens: Box New Orleans Amazon
21The Eagles Trying To Get To You Mercury R+B '46-'62 [Disc 1] Amazon
22Smiley Lewis One Night I Hear You Knocking: 1947-1962 Disc 3 Amazon
23Clyde McPhatter & The Drifters Money Honey Bob Dylan – Radio Radio – Theme Time Radio Hour Volume Four Amazon
24Roy Brown Good Rockin' Tonight Gettin' Funky [Disc 3] – The Hitmakers Amazon
25Ivory Joe Hunter I Need You So The Chronological Ivory Joe Hunter : 1947 – 1950 Amazon
26Billy Bunn & His Buddies That's When Your Heartaches Begin Money Honey – Rise of the Black Vocal Group 51-53 Amazon
27Charlie Blackwell The Girl of My Best Friend Gems from the Warner Brothers Vault (Pt. 1) Amazon
28Big Joe Turner Shake, Rattle & Roll Loud, Fast & Out of Control: The Wild Sounds of the '50s [Box] Disc 1 Amazon
29Sister Rosetta Tharpe I Believe Sister Rosetta Tharpe Amazon
30The Golden Gate Quartet Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (1946) Vol. 5 (1945-1949) (Complete Recorded Works In Chronologial Order, Vol. 5, 1939-1949) Amazon
31Sam Cooke And The Soul Stirrers Peace In The Valley The Complete Specialty Recordings [Disc 1] Amazon
32Mahalia Jackson How Great Thou Art Gospels, Spirituals, & Hymns, Vol.2 [Disc 1] Amazon
33Sister Rosetta Tharpe Precious Memories Sister Rosetta Tharpe and the Spirit of Gospel (Vol. 4) Amazon
34Joe Dowell Wooden Heart Easy Listening Gold 1960-1961 Amazon
35Glen Gray & The Casa Lorne Orchestra Blue Moon Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon

Dead Roots

While the lyrics and music of Robert Hunter took the Grateful Dead into remarkable directions, codifying their place among the bands of the latter half of the 20<sup>th</sup> century, by the time they reached their peak their roots were already firmly established. Their early music was clearly anchored in the sounds of tradition, reaching from the Appalachians to the Texas Gulf Coast. We’ll hear early (and contemporary) performances that inspired the band with songs of Blind Willie Johnson, Red Allen, The Mississippi Sheiks, Henry Thomas and Obray Ramsey. The landscape we’ll traverse includes blues, gospel, hillbilly, and folk…no Dead music, only music that served to inspire. This week on Sonoma County Community radio.

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1Artist Title Album Buy
2David Grisman/Jerry Garcia Been All Around This World Been All Around This World Amazon
3Dave Van Ronk Hang Me, Oh Hang Me Dave Van Ronk Amazon
4Obray Ramsey Rain And Snow Best Of The Troubadours Amazon
5Vince Martin & Fred Neil I Know You Rider Tear Down The Walls/Bleecker & MacDougal Amazon
6Henry Thomas Dont Ease Me In Ragtime Texas Complete Recorded Works 1927-29 Amazon
7The Memphis Jug Band On The Road Again Times Ain't Like They Used To Be – Volume 1 Amazon
8The Memphis Jug Band Stealin' Stealin' Memphis Jug Band Vol. 2 (1928-1929) Amazon
9Cannon's Jug Stompers Viola Lee Blues First Time I Met the Blues (When the Sun Goes Down series) Amazon
10Hammie Nixon Viola Lee Blues Living Country Blues: An Anthology Disc 3 Amazon
11The Monroe Brothers Rosa Lee McFall Early Blue Grass Music Amazon
12Prairie Ramblers Deep Elem Blues White Country Blues (1926-1938) Amazon
13Mississippi Sheiks Sittin' On Top of the World Columbia Records' 125th Anniv. Amazon
14Roscoe Holcomb Sittin' On Top of the World Classic Piedmont Blues from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
15Dillard Chandler Rain and Snow Classic Mountain Songs from Smithsonian Folkways Amazon
16The Chieftains Rain And Snow Down The Old Plank Road: The Nashville Sessions Amazon
17Gus Cannon's Jug Stompers Minglewood Blues Bob Dylan Presents: Cover to Cover – The Originals Amazon
18Jim Kweskin, Geoff Muldaur, et. al. New Minglewood Blues Jug Band Extravaganza Amazon
19Blind Willie Johnson Nobody's Fault But Mine Various Artists: Bob Dylan – Cover To Cover – The Originals VOL. 2 [Disc 3] Amazon
20Sister Rosetta Tharpe Nobody's Fault But Mine The Great Gospel Women Amazon
21Rev. Pearly Brown Nobody's Fault But Mine You're Gonna Need That Pure Religion Amazon
22Lightnin' Hopkins See That My Grave Is Kept Clean The Real Blues Brothers Vol. 2 Amazon
23Lightnin' Hopkins One Kind Favor Jake Head Boogie Amazon
24Memphis Slim Next Time You See Me The Greatest Hits Of Amazon
25Bob Dylan Jack-A-Roe World Gone Wrong Amazon
26Joan Baez Jack-A-Roe Rare, Live & Classic [Box] (3 of 3) Amazon
27The Sunshine Boys What's the Matter With Deep Elem The Western Swing: Doughboys, Playboys, and Cowboys – Oakie Boogie [Disc 4] Amazon
28Red Allen Deep Elem Blues The Folkways Years 1964 – 1983 Amazon
29The Light Crust Doughboys Sittin' On Top Of The World 1936-1941 Amazon
30Dock Walsh In The Pines In The Pines – Tar Heel Folk Songs And Fiddle Tunes – Old-Time Music Of North Carolina 1926-1936 Amazon
31John Sebastian Minglewood Blues Chasin' Gus' Ghost Amazon